Even though it was the beginning of a new decade, people didn’t expect much. Our parents would still go to work, students were to resume their studies, and the sports season wasn’t dissimilar from the prior ones.
“I thought everything would continue as normal, even though it was a new decade. Nothing distinctive was going to happen,” Mr. Fred Wekesa said. Nobody expected anything to happen until it did.
“At first, I wasn’t worried. I knew that we would stay home for spring break and resume back to classes the subsequent week, but weeks turned into months, and almost five months, our classes culminated into online learning. To me, this was stunning,” Freshman Emmanuel Soita said. Unexpected was the word to describe it. The pandemic caught everybody off guard, and it has devoured the lives of many. In general, it has inflicted us to an extent, which is beyond restoration. Only time will tell how significant this hurdle has posed in our lives.
Another aspect American citizens are putting into their list of concerns in 2020 is the invasion of “Murder Hornets.” With the ongoing pandemic, the least you can expect is to be in your backyard and see a swarm of giant bees invading your space. People on Social media are pouring out their thoughts on this concern, “With all that has happened, I’m persuaded that the apocalypse has commenced,” Mr. John Kemboi said. As insane as it appears, it may be valid with everything that has happened.
In terms of schools, students had high expectations. Some were looking forward to starting their high school journey, others were anticipating going to college. All of those expectations were completely let down with online schooling though, as the best parts of school were gone. “Staying at home has been exhausting; I’m in great distress, and I feel like I’m missing an essential aspect that will mold my life,” Senior Serena Lanes said.
Everyone has tasted the bitterness of the year, from the pandemic COVID-19 to the murder hornets and now online classes. Even though this has become the new normal, many have hopes of life as people once knew returning eventually.